Theresa Pablos

Theresa Pablos is an associate editor at DrBicuspid.com. As a writer and digital journalist based out of San Francisco, she specializes in health and science content. Previously, Theresa was an assistant for the Syfy channel, where she helped bring television programs from concept to fruition. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California, where she majored in broadcast and digital journalism with minors in cinematic arts and digital studies.

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Dental students prefer text to face-to-face communication
June 24, 2019 -- If you'd rather text patients than meet them in person, you might be a millennial. Dental students are far more likely to prefer texting peers and patients, according to research presented at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Discuss
New sedation guidelines call for 2 experts per procedure
June 21, 2019 -- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatrics have updated their sedation guidelines for the first time in three years. The new guidelines call for two trained personnel to be present when providing deep sedation or general anesthesia to children.  Discuss
Dental expenses qualify for new tax-preferred account
June 21, 2019 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a rule on June 20 that expands the use of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). The new policy creates a special type of HRA that employees can use for dental premiums and other qualified medical expenses.  Discuss
Oil pulling rivals chlorhexidine in IADR research
June 20, 2019 -- Oil pulling has been praised as a natural way to boost oral health, but does the science support the hype? The technique may rival modern medicine in at least some cases, according to research presented at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting.  Discuss
How the sugar industry used dietitians to reach dentists
June 19, 2019 -- The sugar industry created a public relations campaign and used dietitians to help spread pro-sugar messages to dental professionals in the 1970s, according to research presented on June 19 at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Discuss
Young dentists to Congress: It's time to fix student debt
June 18, 2019 -- Young dentists testified before members of the U.S. House of Representatives on June 12 to urge lawmakers to consider strategies for student debt relief.  Discuss
Glass ceramic outperforms indirect resin in new veneer study
June 17, 2019 -- Veneers made with glass ceramic may be more durable than those composed of indirect resin. These findings come from a new study that evaluated the long-term survival rate of restorations placed on maxillary anterior teeth.  Discuss
Qualities of a safe workplace according to hygienists
June 14, 2019 -- What qualities make for a safety-focused dental practice? Nearly 400 hygienists shared their thoughts in a recently published study. Both the number of hours worked and number of patients seen per day had a big impact on perceived patient safety.  Discuss
Periodontal disease linked to prediabetes, puberty
June 12, 2019 -- Periodontal health may be related to everything from prediabetes to puberty. Researchers who evaluated some of these connections presented their findings at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.  Discuss
Study links metabolic syndrome, middle-aged tooth loss
June 6, 2019 -- Patients with at least one sign of metabolic syndrome may be at an increased risk for tooth loss, according to the findings of a recent study. The research is the latest to link periodontal and systemic health.  Discuss